Science Saturdays at Rookery Bay | National Estuarine Research Reserve
Kids & Families

Science Fun All Year Round

At Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, Science Saturdays are FREE for kids under 6. Unleash the inner scientist or marine biologist in you with hands-on discovery labs for all ages. Each Saturday, adults and kids alike can discover science with an educator including examining live organisms under microscopes, behind-the-scenes experiences in our working laboratories, hands-on marine critter connections and more! Hours are 9a.m. to 4p.m.

Registration is recommended.


Even more fun at Rookery Bay!

A visit to Rookery Bay has so much fun in store for Kids & Families. Visit our Environmental Learning Center, Explore Rookery Bay with Nature Tours by Boat & Kayak, or take in a lecture.

Science Saturdays Information

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  • Adult (Ages 13+) – $5
  • Child (Ages 12 and under) – FREE

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Science Saturday Topics

  • February 8 – Days and Says of Sharks and Rays
  • February 15 – World of Water
  • February 22 – Fabulous Fish
  • February 29 – Planet Plankton
  • March 7 – Mangrove Mania
  • March 14- Sea Turtle Hurdles
  • March 21 – Marine Mammal Marathon
  • March 28 – Skulls and Bones
  • April 4 – Managing Marine Debris
  • April 11 – So Much More than Sea Shells

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